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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (FOX13) -

The smooth sounds of jazz entertained a crowd at Overton High Tuesday night as a very special alumnus came back to perform.

Kameron Whalum, fresh off his Super Bowl halftime performance, took the stage with current students at Overton High School. Whalum performed at the Cool Breeze of Jazz Concert as student-musicians looked to raise money for an upcoming trip to the Savannah Music Festival.   

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Whalum's success has encouraged many of the students in the 25 member jazz band to pursue careers in music.

Josh Johnson, a senior at Overton and the band's drummer says he would love to travel and perform all over the world like Whalum, who plays trombone in Bruno Mars' band.

"I've been playing since I was 2 years old.  So, since I was a kid, I've dreamed of being really big and performing, just like he is," he says," says Johnson.

Martin Currica, senior trombonist, says it's an honor to share the stage with Whalum,
  "All the accomplishments he's had just through his trombone is just a dream come true and just shows once you put your mind to it, it just comes natural,"  says Currica.

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